Back From The Beat + Even No Shadow (Short) + Introduction by Tony Rayns

Back From The Beat

Kwak Min-gyu works afternoons as a food-delivery courier and works evenings playing the turntables in his friend Jihong’s bar Commune, where he’s known as “DJ Mingoos”. His girlfriend Si-eun works (too hard) in a private art school and sticks with him because she loves his music. Both of them have their troubles at work and money is always short, but they truck along okay … until the day Min-gyu stumbles into a conversation about employment rights and finds himself complaining about shortfalls in his wages. Big mistake! Choi Changhwan has form in this area: he worries that Korean laws are being circumvented and that people at the bottom of the ladder are suffering. But he frames these concerns as down-to-earth drama (no hectoring militancy here), and films his story in elegant widescreen compositions which anchor the likeable characters in their environments. Nice beats, too!

+ Short film, Even No Shadow

Picturehouse Central, 04 Nov 2018 5:20 pm

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Park Kiyong

In Conversation: Park Kiyong

Regent Street Cinema, 11 November 2018 2:30 pm